The Supreme Court, on Thursday, legalised gay sex in India by striking down clauses of Section 377 that criminalised gay sex. "Consensual sex between competent adults from the LGBT community is decriminalised," said the Supreme Court, upholding individual freedom and right to privacy. The apex court's decision was hailed on social media with actors, directors and cultural icons joining in to praise the verdict.
Filmmaker Karan Johar was one of the first to put up a tweet. “Historical judgment!!!! So proud today! Decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing #Section377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights! The country gets its oxygen back,” he tweeted.
Congratulations to all the activists and petitioners on #SupremeCourt judgement scrapping #Section377 Your perseverance just made #India a freer place for everyone ! #LoveIsLove #Pride #377Verdict #377Scrapped Three cheers for the #SupremeCourt pic.twitter.com/grA64TTB3w— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 6, 2018
India is a country where the culture changes every 100km. Accepting diversity has to be the core value of every Indian and frankly is the only way India will survive and thrive. Scrapping #Section377 is a step in that direction. It is a good day for India.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) September 6, 2018